The ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day meals in Abu Dhabi

The 87 dinners, buffets, brunches to book now

The ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day meals in Abu Dhabi

It’s the one day of the year when being soppy is pretty much demanded.

Valentine’s Day is a big deal here in Abu Dhabi, with pretty much every restaurant, bar and hotel getting in on the action.

We’ve done some of the hard work for you by rounding up all the offers. So, just pick a way to celebrate, book it and treat your loved one to a day they won’t forget.

55&5th, The Grill
The swish steakhouse is serving a four-course dinner menu with unlimited Italian bubbly or house wine. If you’re both big meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Dhs850 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8443).



99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

If your other half is a sushi lover, then this is the best gift you could possibly give them. The nine-course menu of Japanese cuisine features numerous wonderful types of nigiri, lobster tempura, cheesecake and much more. It also comes with a bottle of bubbly.
Dhs999. Thu Feb 14, 8pm-midnight. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).

Afya Beach Lounge
Dine right by the beach at Traders Hotel on the Grand Canal. You can enjoy a delightful buffet of international dishes, plus soft drinks, for a bargain price.
Dhs169 (for two). Thu 14 Feb 7pm-Thu 14 Feb 7pm-10.30pm. Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 509 8555).

Artisan Kitchen
The buffet spread here features flavours from around the world, while a strolling musician serenades you. Alternatively, you can enjoy a set menu out on the terrace and gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes.
Buffet: Dhs449 per couple (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages). Set menu: Dhs449 per couple (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14 7pm-10:30pm. Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences, West Corniche (02 205 3026).

AT25
Head to the 25th floor of the Marriott Hotel Downtown for a peaceful meal up in the clouds. Chill by the rooftop pool and enjoy a sharing platter, bottle of house beverage and a dessert with your special one.
Dhs280 (for two). Thu Feb, 14 noon-1am. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Azura Panoramic Lounge
Whether you’re with friends or your other half, you’ll have a wonderful evening watching the sunset from this pretty lounge. The four-course menu is accompanied by music from a solo guitarist and a selection of grape and bubbly.
Dhs450 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

Bab Al Qasr
Feast on a three-course meal in one of the draped private cabanas in the flashy hotel’s garden. Romantic music from a live
musician will set the mood. Packages are priced per couple.
Dhs1,499 (soft drinks), Dhs1,599 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Bab Al Qasr Hotel
& Residences, West Corniche (02 205 3026).

Barfly by Buddha-Bar
Enjoy four courses of pan-Asian plates while taking in the great vibes, tunes and views over the Grand Canal.
Dhs500 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (bubbly). Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (056 177 7557).

BBQ Al Qasr
The Sophisticated Expressions of Love evening is bound to be the fanciest barbecue you’ve ever attended. Relax in your beachside gazebo and feast on succulent cuts of meat. Packages also include one glass of sparkling per person.
Dhs990 (three courses), Dhs1,390 (five courses). Thu Feb 14 6pm-11.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).

Benihana
The skilled teppanyaki chefs at Japanese restaurant Benihana are all ready to impress you and your loved one. They will be using their top-notch cooking skills to prepare a three-course meal right in front of you so if you’re not after total intimacy, this will be right up your street.
Dhs220. Thu Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).

Bentley’s Kitchen
Whether you’re in a couple or with a group of friends, you can get 28 percent off your total bill by using the code BENTLEYVALENTINES.
Prices vary. Feb 14-15, noon-1am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 626 2131).

BU!
There’s a four-course candlelit dinner taking place here, so sign up and indulge in some brilliant food, including truffle tataki, Nikkei shiitake cod and chocolate lava cake.
Dhs550 (per couple). From 7pm, Thu Feb 14. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (02 666 8066).

Buddha-Bar Beach
This bar is romantic on any night of the year, but on February 14 it becomes even more lovely. Dine on beachfront tables decorated with rose petals as you tuck into the Valentine’s sharing menu.
Dhs300. Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Byblos Sur Mer
Treat the most important person in your life to a decadent Lebanese set menu at Middle Eastern restaurant Byblos Sur Mer. The pleasant wooden terrace is the perfect romantic setting.
Dhs599 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Café 302
The brilliantly cosy café is offering a more laid-back take on a Valentine’s Day deal. There’s no need for a ballgown or tux here, just turn up with your loved one and indulge in a three-course meal.
Dhs175 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Fatima Bint Mubarak Street (02 610 6666).

Casa Romana
Indulge in four courses of Italian food and spend some quality time with your loved one. The deal also includes two glasses of sparkling.
Dhs450 (per couple). Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain, Al Sarooj (03 768 6666).

Chamas
If you’re both big meat lovers, you’ll be in your element at this Brazilian restaurant. Work your way through 16 different types of meat for a special price.
Dhs699 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Cho Gao
Celebrate a romantic evening at this Asian restaurant. Packages include a four-course menu and two glasses of bubbly per couple.
Dhs300 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6149).

Cho Gao Marina Walk
Taste amazing flavours from across Asia at this slick restaurant. The sharing menu is available for Dhs699 per couple. There are great views from the terrace, too.
Dhs599 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Cipriani Yas Island
Relax on the outdoor terrace and take in the stunning vistas over Yas Marina or take a seat in the classy dining room as you dine on the signature à la carte menu, created specifically for Valentine’s Day. There’s also live music from a jazz band from 7pm onwards and 20 percent off and a free shuttle bus service to du Forum for anyone with tickets to Yanni. 
Prices vary. Thu Feb 14, 6pm onwards. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 657 5400).

Circo
Feast on pizzas, pastas, meats and more at this funky circus-inspired restaurant. The four-course menu comes with a bottle of house grape.
Dhs499 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Corniche All Day Dining Restaurant
Graze on an endless array of Arabic specialities, including live stations, superb shish tawouk, kebabs and an enticing selection of traditional desserts.
Dhs199. Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road (02 813 7777).

c.taste restaurant
The buffet at c.taste has been given a romantic twist for this extra special evening. There’ll be live stations serving sushi, dim sum, noodles, grilled meats and pasta, plus Valentine’s-themed desserts.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs60 (extra for house beverages), Dhs90 (extra for premium beverages). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6512).



D’Capital Steakhouse

This haven for carnivores is serving a romantic four-course set menu that includes baked salmon, beef tenderloin
with king prawns and green pea soup.
Dhs380 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street (02 698 8137).

Dahab
Start the evening with a romantic performance by an Arabic singing duo before indulging in a Lebanese four-course set menu and more music from singer Rida. You can even stay the night if you wish. 
Dhs599 (dinner per couple), Dhs1,250 (dinner and stay per couple). Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (02 667 4446).

Dining by Design
Enjoy a spectacular meal on a candlelit table for two out on the peaceful beach.
The personally tailored menu features dishes like grilled lobster drizzled with butter garlic, and tiramisu or panna cotta for dessert.
Dhs815. Thu Feb 14, open 24 hours. Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, Sir Bani Yas Island (02 801 5400).

Dino’s Bistro Italiano
This friendly Italian restaurant is putting on a three-course set menu of authentic dishes. The culinary feast costs less than you’d think, especially as it includes a glass of grape and welcome bubbly.
Dhs300 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).

Dolphin Lawn
Head to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club for a tranquil meal in your own private cabana. There’s also a bottle of bubbly and a rose thrown in as an extra treat.
Dhs899 (per couple), Dhs850 (members per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10pm. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island (056 660 8780).

Elements
Make your Valentine’s last a day longer and try out the special romantic-themed brunch at Elements. There will be all the usual specialities from Café Palmier, LRM Central, @District by Amalfi and whEAT, plus a kids’ play area and outdoor seating.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs425 (premium beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Fri Feb 15, 1pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (02 692 4247).

Finz
Sample the finest seafood with this special four-course sharing menu that includes a welcome premium beverage and a private cabana on the beach. You can also upgrade and get a romantic table on the jetty, plus a bunch of flowers. Each package is per couple.
Dhs490 (regular set menu), Dhs1,250 (four-course meal with cabana), Dhs2,000 (jetty). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).

Fishmarket
Dine under the stars at this marina-side restaurant. The staff will be barbecuing and packages include a bottle of house grape.
Dhs799 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Hakkasan
Indulge in a four-course menu here. There’ll be braised king crab dumpling soup, dim sum, Australian lamb rack or braised Boston lobster on offer. Choose from an indoor seat or a cabana on the terrace.
Dhs498 (with welcome mocktail), Dhs598 (with grape). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7739).

Horizon
Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like the spectacular buffet spread at Horizon. There’ll be heart-shaped cakes, Valentine’s pastries, roasted beef with colourful grilled vegetables, beetroot mutable, salmon tartare and much more to impress your other half.
Dhs241 (per couple). Feb 14, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, West Corniche (02 657 0200).

Iris
The stylish bar at Yas Marina is putting on a dinner and a show, with Diane O'Sullivan performing and a three-course meal including dishes such as a grilled steak salad, Angus fillet and pain perdu brioche. There are also two drinks included. 
Dhs230. Feb 14, from 9pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 160 5636). 

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Indulge in four brilliant courses of Middle Eastern specialities at TEAN or Italian delights at Mare Mare, all just a few steps away from the white sands of Saadiyat Beach. It’s priced at Dhs750 a head, with a glass of bubbly thrown in as well.
Dhs1,500 (per couple). Feb 14-15, open noon-midnight.  Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island (02 811 4444).

JW Steakhouse
JW Steakhouse is serving up a specially created Valentine’s Day dinner for less than Dhs300 per person (with a glass of bubbly thrown in, too).
Dhs299 (one glass of bubbly). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-1am. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Kamoon
Make your big day together extra special here. Packages include a four-course set menu for Dhs299 per person, and also
a six-course dinner with welcome drinks and a small surprise gift for Dhs799 per couple.
Dhs299 (four courses), Dhs799 (six courses, per couple). Feb 14-16, 6pm-11.30pm. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, West Corniche (02 657 0111).

Khayal
It’s all about fresh and wonderful seafood at this buffet dinner. There’s a glass of bubbly or a mocktail each, too.
Dhs498 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4131). 

Escape
Take this opportunity to quite literally escape to Escape, where you can feast on a four-course meal under the palm trees with your better half.
Dhs241. Feb 14-16 7pm-11.30pm. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 681 1900).

Jazz Bar & Dining
What’s more romantic than the sweet sounds of jazz? There’s also a four-course meal to savour while you absorb the smooth tunes.
Dhs241. Feb 14-16 7pm-11.30pm. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 681 1900).

La Brasserie
Things are kicked off with a glass of bubbly and chocolates (it’s Valentine’s Day, so you can have dessert before your main) and followed by three courses of authentic French dishes.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (bubbly). Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1931).

La Mamma
Treat your soulmate to a meal of super Italian food. Your table even comes complete with a red rose and the set menu includes a mocktail or glass of bubbly.
Dhs180. Feb 14 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).

Level Lounge
Take in the beautiful views of Abu Dhabi’s glittering skyline from this cool bar. For one night only you can get a bucket of mixed seafood plus house beverages for Dhs259.
Dhs259. Thu Feb 14 8pm-midnight. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6261).



Li Beirut

Your partner will be swept away by the Lebanese charm of this stylish restaurant. There are mezzes with a twist, an irresistible main and a sweet kunafa for dessert.
Dhs380 (glass of bubbly). Thu Feb 14 7pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Li Jang
There’s a five-course dinner at this brilliant pan-Asian restaurant, designed to be shared with the one you love, and incredible views of the Grand Mosque.
Dhs550 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Limo
Have a Peruvian-style Valentine’s Day with a candlelit dinner at Limo. The sharing menu is full of exciting flavours and textures. Packages are priced per couple.
Dhs449 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10:30pm. Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences, West Corniche (02 205 3026).

Makani
Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner in your own private cabana, housed within the eatery’s pretty garden.
Dhs300 (soft drinks, per couple), Dhs500 (cabana). Feb 14 6pm-2am. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain, Al Sarooj (03 768 6666).

Market Kitchen
Make your celebration a sophisticated one at this stylish US-inspired restaurant. You’ll get a starter each, a sharing-style main course and dessert. You’ll also get bubbly on arrival and ladies also get a rose and a box of chocolates (also a great way of getting out of it, if you’ve forgotten to buy a gift).
Dhs499 (for two). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (02 692 4247).

Mezzaluna
Italian is called the language of love for very reason, and the That’s Amore meal at Mezzaluna will charm even the toughest customers. The meal starts with a caprese salad with a twist, before moving on to sea bass or slow-cooked wagyu for mains and a praline pudding for dessert. It also includes one glass of sparkling per person.
Dhs990 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).

Mijana
Share Arabian dishes with a contemporary twist, while a traditional oud player completes the romantic ambience.
Dhs450 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Nahaam
Make sure you wear your dancing shoes when you head over to Nahaam this Valentine’s Day. A live jazz band will be performing a selection of brilliant tunes, and the barbecues will be fired up, too. The package includes one glass of Italian bubbly.
Dhs225. Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).



Namak
Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur has created a special seven-course menu featuring pumpkin shobra, roast duck tart, tandoori romanesco, malvani cod, and many more delicious Indian plates.
Dhs320 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street (02 698 8137).

Nation Riviera Beach Club
Everything is just a bit more glamorous at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and the Valentine’s celebration is no different. Enjoy a four-course meal (including grape pairing) in one of the brand-new glittering beach igloos and toast a truly special evening.
Dhs3,500 (per couple). Thu Feb 14. Nation Riviera Beach Club, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

Oak Room
Splash out on a delicious three-course meal at this rock ‘n’ roll-themed British steakhouse. Specialising in fine cuts of meat, it’s housed within the very trendy Abu Dhabi EDITION hotel.
Dhs600 (per couple), Dhs975 (with grape pairing). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-midnight. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina (02 208 0000).

Observation Deck at 300
This lofty lounge won our Best Afternoon Tea award for good reason. The romantic spread includes sweet and savoury goodies, and amazing views from 300m up in the air.
Dhs250. Thu Feb 14, 2pm-6pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Pachaylen
Feast on a four-course set menu of authentic Thai food in the opulent gold dining room of this classy Asian restaurant. 
Dhs399 (soft drinks for two), Dhs499 (house beverages for two). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).

Parmigiana
The San Valentino night at Italian eatery Parmigiana features four courses of authentic flavours.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road (02 813 7777).

Ray’s Grill
The You, Me and the Glittering City Valentine’s event at this classy bar certainly lives up to the name. The views from the 63rd floor are tremendous, and you can even hire out your own private dining room, complete with fresh roses and candles.
Dhs650 (glass of bubbly), Dhs1,250 (private dining room and bottle of bubbly). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (02 811 5666).



Roberto’s

The Poetry and Love evening at Roberto’s might not technically involve any actual poetry, but it makes up for it by oozing Italian charm. Featuring wagyu beef tartare, lobster spaghetti and a Valentine’s-themed dessert (of course), the five-course menu is available for Dhs800 per couple, or Dhs1,000 with sparkling grape.
Dhs800 (food), Dhs1,000 (sparkling), Dhs250 (extra for grape pairing). Thu Feb 14, 7pm onwards. Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island (02 627 9009).

Rodeo Grill
Work your way through a delicious four-course set menu at this Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi steakhouse. There’s a refreshing welcome drink for all guests, a rose for the ladies and a sharing dessert, too.
Dhs299. Thu Feb 14 6pm-11pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).

Rosewater
Share a romantic meal under the stars on the terrace at Rosewater at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. The buffet features your favourite dishes from around the world.
Dhs290 (food), Dhs330 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).



Sacci

Spend a dreamy evening working your way through a four-course menu of the Italian restaurant’s signature dishes. It’s an extra Dhs220 to add on house beverages.
Dhs450 (food only). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).

Sanderson’s
Grab something to eat or drink at Sanderson’s between now and February 14 and the wholesome café will treat you to a free homemade red velvet cupcake.
Prices vary. Until Feb 14, 8am-8.30pm. The Walk at Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus, Khalifa Park area (02 222 1142).

Sayad
If your partner is crazy for seafood, they’ll adore this four-course meal. The food comes with a sparkling beverage each.
Dhs990 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).



Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Splash out on a four-course meal from Bord Eau, Hoi An, Shang Palace, or Pool Bar & Restaurant. Ladies also get a special gift from Swarovski. All you have to do is decide which one you want to dine at.
From Dhs599 (for two). Thu 14 Feb, 7pm-10.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 509 8555).

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar
There’s a set menu on offer here, including king crab cakes, lobster ravioli and swordfish and scallop skewers.
Dhs690 (per couple with unlimited soft drinks), Dhs750 (per couple with one glass of sparkling), Dhs850 (per couple with a bottle of sparking). Thu Feb 14, 6pm-10.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Sky Lounge Thirty One
Have a memorable evening taking in the views of the Abu Dhabi skyline while feasting on an international buffet spread.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 8.30pm-2am. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 495 3890).

Sofra Bld
Celebrate with a surf and turf buffet dinner, where the beautiful views over the Grand Canal will help set the mood.
From Dhs269 (for two). Thu 14 Feb, 7pm-10.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain (02 509 8555).

Sontaya
Enjoy an early three-course dinner of Thai sharing dishes throughout February. Dining at 6pm means you’ll get to watch the sun setting over Saadiyat Beach, and the meal is a completed with a cute, heart-shaped dessert. There’s a mixed drink on arrival, too.
Dhs550 (per couple). Feb 1-28, 6pm-8pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8443).

Spaccanapoli
Enjoy a blissful night feasting on Italian delicacies such as crispy pizzas, fresh pastas and seafood. The special menu comes with some bubbly.
Dhs450 (per couple). Thu Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6166).

Stratos
This is the ultimate place to impress your better half. Not only does it actually slowly rotate and provide 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi’s glittering skyline, but there’s a three-course romantic menu to try too. You’ll be in the good books for the rest of the year after a visit to this stand-out restaurant.
Dhs395 (including two glasses of wine). Feb 14-15, 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (02 692 4247).

The Foundry
This classy steakhouse is putting on a relaxing evening that kicks off with baked brie for starters, before moving on to a sharing seafood platter or pepper-crusted steak for two. There’s lots of chocolatey treats for dessert, too.
Dhs649 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 818 4888).

The Forge
The decadent five-course dinner at this upmarket steakhouse includes oysters, French bubbly and sharing dessert for two.
Dhs650 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

The Grill
There’s a special discount on selected grapes and a four-course dinner including two glasses of bubbly at this really rather pleasant steakhouse.
Dhs400 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4131).

The Grille Restaurant
This four-course meal is one for couples who appreciate fine cuts of meat. There’s also romantic music from a live band, plus a bottle of bubbly and a rose for the lady.
Dhs399 (per couple, members), Dhs420 (per couple, non-members). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl (056 536 2230).

The Pool Deck
This relaxed and laid-back evening features views over the tranquil mangroves, romantic music and a sumptuous buffet.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beveraes). Thu Feb 14, 7.30pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).



The St. Regis Abu Dhabi helipad

Spend Valentine’s Day in the most Abu Dhabi way possible on the helipad at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. Ten lucky couples will get to watch the sunset from 255m up in the air, with a saxophonist, free-flowing bubbly and canapés to add to the experience.
Dhs2,000 (per couple). Thu Feb 14, sunset (90 minutes). The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

The Terrace on the Corniche
Sample a spectacular selection of fresh seafood cooked with Middle Eastern flair.  The amazing spread includes scallops, lobster, crab, prawns, mussels and an exquisite array of fresh sushi created, all prepared in front of you.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (house beverages). Dhs650 (bubbly). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

The Warehouse
Enjoy an intimate evening at this cool grape and tapas bar. The tapas menu has been given a romantic twist for one evening only, and the vibrant plates start from Dhs45. Guests can also take advantage of a 50 percent discount on bottles of grape.
Prices vary. Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).

Todd English’s Olives
Take in the views over the Grand Canal and enjoy a four-course menu of Mediterranean-inspired plates.
Dhs415 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (bubbly). Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1941).

Trader Vic’s
The five-course Valentine’s Day menu lets you taste wonderful flavours from around the world. Packages include a take-home souvenir and a rose for the ladies.
Dhs220. Thu Feb 14, 6pm-11.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).

Turtle Bay Bar & Grill
For Valentine’s there’ll be a five-course menu including some incredible meat and seafood dishes, topped off with a stunning dessert.
Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs1,000 (private table). Thu Feb 14, 5pm-11.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Vasco's
This four-course romantic menu includes flavours from around the world, and the magnificent views over the Arabian Gulf aren’t bad either.
Dhs241. Feb 14-16 12.30pm-3.30pm; 7pm-11.30pm. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 681 1900).

Verso
This vibrant eatery is offering a set menu including lobster bisque, slow-roasted veal fillet and Sicilian pistachio gelato.
Dhs599 (per couple, soft drinks), Dhs799 (per couple, sparkling). Thu Feb 14, 7pm onwards. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).

Vienna Plaza
If you and your other half have a bit of a sweet tooth, you’ll love the many cakes and pastries involved in this romantic afternoon tea. Packages also include access to the pool and beach and a glass of bubbly.
Dhs99 (afternoon tea), Dhs149 (pool and beach), Dhs249 (house beverages). Feb 14-16 noon-6pm. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 681 1900).

Villa Toscana
Dine on superb authentic Italian food in one of the most romantic restaurants in the capital this Valentine’s Day and celebrate your one true amore.
Dhs480 (soft drinks), Dhs680 (house beverages). Thu Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

Yas Hotel
Choose from a three-course meal of Indian cuisine at Angar, Italian at Amici or Japanese at Kazu. There’s a bottle of bubbly included.
Dhs650 (per couple). Thu Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 0600).



Zaya Nurai Island
This pristine island is probably one of the most picturesque and romantic spots in the capital. It doesn’t get much better than getting a speed boat over to the luxury resort from Saadiyat Island before indulging in a tailor-made menu on the private beach. The Valentine’s package includes free-flow non-alcoholic drinks and three courses of food from Frangipani.
Dhs1,700 (per couple). Thu Feb 14. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6274).

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